June 2012 Top 10 Worst-Selling Vehicles In Canada


2011 Mazda 2 Blue side view

By volume, no currently-produced mainstream brand car sold on fewer occasions than the Honda Insight in June 2012. Premium brands Lexus and Acura only sold half as many LS and RL sedans in Canada last month.

But when measured by percentage decline, the Mazda 2 and Chevrolet Malibu, the latter having been on Canada’s list of best-selling cars a year ago, led the way in terms of worst-selling vehicles in June 2012. The tenth-ranked Nissan Versa was actually on Canada’s list of best-selling cars this June, but its ranking fell from eighth at this time last year to 20th this year.

As is always the case, developing a list of qualified candidates requires some decision-making. Is the GMC Canyon a cancelled vehicle? Insiders say GM has every intention of building a next-gen Colorado copy, but it won’t be for a while. And we know the current Canyon is not long for this world. Regardless, if we remove the Canyon from the worst sellers list in strict accordance with the rules, another GMC takes its place. The Yukon was down 47.2% to just 38 sales in June 2012. Honda Accord sales slid 46.8% to 633. The Chevrolet Camaro and Jaguar XJ both fell 46.2%, to 361 and 14 units, respectively.

More than anything, these three monthly worst sellers lists offer a fun look at what went wrong in the Canadian auto industry and, in the case of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, what went according to plan. We pay a lot more attention to best sellers here at GoodCarBadCar.net. Check out those lists at this link. Below you’ll see specific June 2012 sales data for the worst-selling automobiles in Canada. By visiting GoodCarBadCar you also gain access to a free database where we hold historic monthly and yearly sales figures for every vehicle currently on sale in North America. Use the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or look for the same menu near the top right of this page.

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Percentage Decline
% Change
June 2012
June 2011
#1
Mazda 2
– 72.6% 267 973
#2
Chevrolet Malibu
– 65.4% 423 1223
#3
Toyota Avalon
– 61.2% 19 49
#4
Chevrolet Corvette
– 60.0% 26 65
#5
Volvo XC90
– 56.0% 37 84
#6
Chevrolet Suburban
– 53.6% 39 84
#7
GMC Yukon XL
– 53.2% 36 77
#8
Kia Rondo
– 52.6% 435 917
#9
GMC Canyon
– 52.3% 123 258
#10
Nissan Versa
– 50.7% 1408 2854

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume
June 2012
June 2011
% Change
#1
Honda Insight
12 13 – 7.7%
#2
Toyota Avalon
19 49 – 61.2%
#3
Nissan LEAF
20 —– —-
#4
Mitsubishi i MiEV
21 —– —–
#5
Subaru Tribeca
29 35 – 17.1%
#6
Honda CR-Z
30 44 – 31.8%
#7
GMC Yukon XL
36 77 – 53.2%
#8
GMC Yukon
38 72 – 47.2%
#9
Chevrolet Suburban
39 84 – 53.6%
#10
Toyota Sequoia
48 67 – 28.4%

Rank
Worst-Selling Car 
By Volume (All Vehicles)
June 2012
June 2011
% Change
T1
Lexus LS
6 10 – 40.0%
T1
Acura RL
6 5 + 20.0%
T3
Audi R8
8 9 – 11.1%
T3
Acura ZDX
8 7 + 14.3%
#5
Porsche Cayman
9 16 – 43.8%
T6
Jaguar XK
12 15 – 20.0%
T6
Honda Insight
12 13 – 7.7%
#8
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
13 13 0.0%
#9
Jaguar XJ
14 26 – 46.2%
T10
Land Rover LR2
15 27 – 44.4%
T10
Hyundai Equus
15 22 – 31.8%
T10
Cadillac Escalade ESV
15 17 – 11.8%

Source: Manufacturers & ANDC 
Vehicle must have been on sale in June 2012, must not have been officially cancelled by its manufacturer, and must have been showcased on manufacturer’s website through the month.

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